Going Up?

Elevator by Gregory Scott

The elevator doors and painting in this 2019 video work by Gregory Scott are actually digital screens incorporated within a pigment print. With the artist acting as the subject, the film captures the scene of an elevator in an museum gallery—the doors open to reveal the artist engaging in various activities while the painting animates and changes over time. Scott’s video work is often centered around the oeuvre of a blue-chip artist, and Elevator is a playful homage to the work of Jim Dine.